HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 cc421-2

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that in rural districts difficulty is frequently experienced by parents who wish to take advantage of the provision in the Vaccination Act, 1907, for making a declaration of conscientious objection to vaccination, by reason of the fact that a magistrate or commissioner for oaths is not available without the applicant journeying many miles from his place of residence; and whether he is prepared to simplify the procedure by including members of sanitary and Poor Law authorities as persons before whom such declarations may be made?


I have had one or two representations to the effect of the nrst part of the question, but I cannot undertake to propose the legislation suggested.